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Tell me about yourself

One of the first questions you’re likely to be asked in an interview is “tell me about yourself” and although this may seem easy to answer many job seekers fail to give the interviewer what they’re looking for.

Contrary to popular belief this is not an invitation to tell them your life story, nor is it appropriate to go through your entire career history. This question is your opportunity to demonstrate why you’re right for the role.

Splitting your response into three sections, the past, present and future, will help you structure your answer:

The past – talk about how you got to where you are today.

Pull out your key achievements and the career path that lead you to where you are today – keep this short and sweet e.g. “My career has been predominantly working in marketing and communications within professional services”.

The present – talk about your current situation.

Give a brief description of your current job and what you do there e.g. “I’m currently working for a recruitment firm, where I manage all of their digital marketing and communications”.

The future – what you want next.

 

The hiring manager will also be looking for the right personality fit so don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through a little.

 

Tell them why you’re looking a for a new role (keep it positive) and emphasise your suitability for their organisation e.g. “I’ve really enjoyed my previous roles which is why I’m looking to stay within professional services and I’m really excited for the opportunity to take on a new role with a stronger digital focus where my passion and expertise lie.”

Although it’s important to remain professional and concise, don’t be afraid to include an anecdote or two. The hiring manager will also be looking for the right personality fit so don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through a little.

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